Four dogs were found in a small cage covered by a blue tarp by police officers Thursday.

According to the City of Elk Grove, an officer found the dogs near Wheelton Road and Brecon Way after someone reported them.

When officers arrived, they found four dogs, of mixed breeds, in a crate that was covered by a blue tarp.

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The dogs appear to have been abandoned by their owner.

If you have any information, call the police at (916) 714-5115.

If you are a pet owner and find you can no longer take care of your animals for any reason, contact your local animal services for help. It is against the law to abandon any owned animal.